The 5 best places to hang a mirror in your home

A mirror is both a decorative and functional item, and to get the most out of it, you should think carefully about where you’re hanging it.

Hanging a mirror in a room can change its overall appearance. Think carefully about what will be reflected in your mirror before deciding where to hang it. Hanging a mirror opposite a window, a mantlepiece, or an attractive architectural feature can help to add drama or interest to your interior.

Here are five key areas of the home where you will benefit from hanging a mirror.

Entrance hall– Adding a mirror to your hallway can help to make it feel light and spacious, creating a bright and welcoming entrance to your home. It’s not all about appearance though, the entrance hall is also a very practical place to put a mirror, allowing you to check your appearance before leaving the house.

A dark room– Mirrors can be used to bounce light into dark corners and brighten up dingy rooms. Hang a mirror on a wall opposite a window to maximise the amount of natural light in a room.

Bedroom– A full length mirror is a must for every bedroom. Hang the mirror close to your wardrobe to make getting dressed in the morning easy.  Make sure you hang it at a suitable height for everyone who will be using it, and in a position where there is enough room to step back to see your full body.

A very small room– Hanging a mirror in a very small room can create the illusion of space. This trick is commonly used by interior designers. The larger the mirror, the better the effect.

Bathroom– A mirror is an essential part of the bathroom, useful when brushing teeth, combing hair, shaving, and putting on makeup. If you have an empty space on the wall, adding a very large mirror on one wall, or a floor length mirror, can help to make a small bathroom look much bigger.

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